Light Oaks Junior School is a larger than average junior school, with three classes in each year group. We specialise in educating children from 7-11 years old and work closely with the Infant School with whom we share the site.
We hold the Healthy Schools Award, the Eco-Schools Silver Award, Sainsbury's Silver School Games Mark, The Fair Trade Achiever Award. We are also a Heart Safe School and were named HeartStart Educational Establishment of the Year 2014 for our work providing all pupils and staff first aid and CPR training.
We believe in learning through enjoyment and fun, but we also instill in our children the values of persistence, resilience, respect and self-belief. We put the wellbeing of every member of our school community at the heart of all we do and have developed a number of systems in school that directly impact on children's wellbeing such as our outdoor therapeutic play area, the Th.Inc Room and our Wild Crew and Wild Tribe Woods adventures!
To support this ethos we employ a valued team of hard working, committed staff who always put the needs of the individual child at the forefront of everything they do. We strive constantly to develop the individual strengths and talents of every child, supporting any needs that a child may have with structured and personalized support. We encourage children to have high aspirations and dreams for the future, fostering their progress and supporting them to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. We put wellbeing at the heart of all we do, and dedicate an hour a week to ensure pupils become well-rounded, happy indivuals and ready for the next stage of their education. High schools comment on the maturity of our children when they arrive in Year 7, and how well they cope with the transition to their new school.
Visitors to the school always comment on the calm and purposeful working environment, our friendly and polite pupils, and the positive atmosphere we strive to develop. More than that, though, they feel the 'buzz' we all - both pupils and staff - have for learning.
Our mission is to develop confident, happy children who are passionate about learning and are ready for the next step on their journey through life; we recognize how special each child is and see the potential which they all have to make a difference to our world.